Experiencing Interruptions?

My Life as a Doormat (Pilot)

Rose, a baby boomer, has been a doormat most of her life. She confronts her husband, Harold, with a new idea for a business venture. He points out her past failures, but she remains confident that one of her ideas will now bring her the success she never achieved in her youth. A freak household accident interrupts their discussion and renders Rose into a coma. While in this altered state, she revisits the past and her earlier life as a young, starving actress in NYC while Harold fights to get her back.

  • Anthony Robert Grasso
  • Ivy Tobin
  • Ivy Tobin, Executive Producer
  • Mitch Poulos, Producer
  • Ivy Tobin
    Key Cast
    "Rose Gardner Lipchitz"
  • Mitch Poulos
    Key Cast
    "Harold Lipchitz"
  • Maya Jacobson
    Key Cast
    "Young Rose Gardner"
  • Vassileia Kazee
    Key Cast
    "Jules Specter"
  • Anthony Robert Grasso
    Key Cast
    " Dr. Hungwell"
  • Pam McCool
    Key Cast
    " Ms. Winters (911 Operator)"
  • Carol Ann DeMarco
    Key Cast
    " Crying Woman"
  • Toru Nishikubo
    Director of Photography
  • Miguel Garzon Martinez
  • Vin Scialla
  • Lisa Deane, Music, Lyrics & Sung By
    Theme Song “Nobody’s Gonna Tread On Me”
  • Anthony Belluscio, Arrangement
    Theme Song “Nobody’s Gonna Tread On Me”
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Anthony Robert Grasso

Creator/Writer/Executive Producer/Actor: IVY TOBIN started acting and modeling as a child on stage, television and film. Later in life, Ivy expanded her creative arts activity as an author, motivational speaker and producer. She is the author of the novel MY LIFE AS A DOORMAT and has now created MY LIFE AS A DOORMAT – The TV Series. Ivy’s film and television credits include THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS, A STRANGER AMONG US, THE QUIZ SHOW, SPIN CITY and ONE LIFE TO LIVE. In 2012 Ivy began helping people too nice for their own good. These are people pleasers who have a hard time saying “no,” enforcing boundaries and who feel marginalized and intimidated by others. Through her interactive workbook, OFF THE FLOOR, and social media community, THE SOCIETY FOR RECOVERING DOORMATS, Ivy has helped countless people stand up and speak out. Ivy coaches her 89,000 on-line followers under the name of Rose Gardner letting them know they are not alone and giving a voice to the voiceless.

Director: ANTHONY ROBERT GRASSO, native New Yorker, is an award winning actor & director with multiple indie films premiering at 75 festivals around the world including Sundance Film festival. Some of his notable television credits include recurring & guest stars on: Netflix Marvel Jessica Jones , CBS FBI, USA The Sinner, FOX GOTHAM, CBS BLUE BLOODS, NBC, LAW & ORDER (all three) to name a few. Most recently as actor completed shooting the lead in Sci-fi Soothsayer and in pre-production for three films slated for Fall 2020 and one for directing indie Crumb Cake written by Diane Harrington.

Producer: MITCH POULOS is an TV/Film/Theatre actor, voice-over artist, theatre director and acting coach. He was most recently seen as a Guest Star on Blue Bloods. Other TV credits include Love Life, Half Life (Pilot), Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Perception, Arrested Development, and The Office. Most Recent Films include, When We Grow Up, The Girl Who Left Home, Tango Shalom, and Waiting in the Wings: The Musical. He was an original cast member of the 1st National Tour, the Canadian Production and the US National Tour of Billy Elliot, the Musical. Mitch can also be seen in several national commercials.

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